Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian XLIII (The Troubleshooter)

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There’s a  bit right before this one where Christina refuses to come out of the bathroom and asks Clyota to answer a ridiculous question to prove she’s safe, plus the Pressman reveals the intruder’s name. It’s nifty and quite well-written, but you’ll have to take my word for it, as it won’t fit into six sentences.  

This does:

“He currently works,” said the Pressmen, “for the Gladstone-Klein Conglomerate, in several capacities.   He is considered,” he added, dropping all pretense of objective calm, “a troubleshooter.” 

I stared at the naked hatred on the uncovered, stone-rigid portion of the Pressman’s face—even his lens light seemed malevolent. 

It had never occurred to me that someone of his profession would have much in the way of emotions, much less be able to express them.

“Who did he shoot?” asked Christina.

“Someone . . . special.” 



Unless you get up really early on Sunday to fire up the Six Sunday list, I’m already on my way home from Bouchercon in Cleveland.  It’s a nine-hour drive, so I won’t be able to comment on anyone’s post or reply to any comments here until late . . . or possibly Monday.  I hate to delay reading everyone’s great stuff, but safety first!

Meanwhile, if you’d like to see how I’ve spent my time over the last few days—and what some excellent authors have to say about various aspects of this writing business, my adventure starts here.


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